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Published: Saturday, May 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Esquire
Springville, UT

The writer is correct, and this newspaper is a cheerleader for the GOP? Frankly, intervention is needed.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

Scott Howell is the real deal. His views align with those of the majority of Utahns, and unlike Hatch and Liljenquist, you won't see him bending over backwards to appease the Tea Party. Hatch has done some good things for our state over the course of his lengthy service, but lately his top priority has been appeasing whichever group he thinks will get him re-elected. Scott Howell is the candidate who will represent Utah's interests, not the Tea Party's interests, in the Senate.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

It's ironic that Democrats complain about local mainstream media bias when they thrive on national mainstream media bias. When reading the other local newspaper it is clear that the left has an unvarnished cheer leader. What is Scott Howell's statement on the Occupy movement? They have vilified the Tea Party who has strayed less from some worthwhile social goal (fiscal restraint) than has Occupy Wall Street (anarchy). Does Howell endorse the mendacious statement of Obama that his administration has spent less than previous administrations? If he follows the left wing party line of spend and tax, he does not represent Utah's interests.

PeanutGallery
Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry, but this is NOT biased reporting at all. Howell is already the Democrat candidate, so he'll already be going to the general election in November. The current race is to determine the REPUPLICAN candidate (Hatch or Liljenquist), which will be decided in the June 26 primary. So, comparatively speaking, Howell is not news at this point (because he's not involved in a primary race).

After the June primary, there will be plenty of time for covering both and Howell and the Republican candidate, and I'm confident the Deseret News and other papers will do just that. But it's not biased reporting to deal with the immediate race. There is no issue here.

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "Shame on the newspaper staffs for not reporting on the Democratic Party activities in this state. We had our largest state convention ever, with over 2,500 people attending."

It's true -- that 2,500 people attended the convention is amazing. Particularly so since that's about what? Double the number of registered Democrats in the state?

Democrat complaints that there is no reporting of significant Democrat events would only be valid if we Democrats HELD a significant event, now and then.

Our "events" are limited to trade-union-funded gripe sessions. We can't even get the tree huggers to show up or kick in funding.

And if you've seen one of those union-hall gripe sessions, you've seen them all.

I'd skip them myself, but I need the sleep.

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

To Kathleen Dennis, your letter is spot on but do you really think we have a legitimate 4th estate? I don't. The corporate media has contributed mightly to the current state of our nation due to of dereliction of duty. As to 4601, the teaparty is a figment of your imagination that is bankrolled by special interest. Which is worse, the corrupted or corrupters?

J Thompson
SPRINGVILLE, UT

It's a free country. If you think that this newspaper is not doing its job, then create your own newspaper. Why wait for Republicans to build a business so that you can gripe that they don't do you any special favors. If you want something done, then put your money where your mouth is.

Republicans build businesses.

Republicans hire people.

Republicans have their businesses taxed so that Democrats can camp in public parks and complain that Democrats don't give them eggs with their beer.

Scott Howell is not the issue. The issue is that Democrats want someone else to pony up the money to give their candidate free advertising when that candidate is the only Democrat on the ballot.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Do you really believe the Dnews has any objectivity? Any at all?
Before it collapsed it was more objective but when it became what it currently is I don't think it can really be called a newspaper any more. More like a religious blog community.

Onion Daze
Payson, UT

Question for JT

What party did Typhoid Mary belong to?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Scott Howell. Nothing more needs to be said. Although more balanced reporting in our media would certainly be welcome.

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